Dating pendleton wool
In the 2010 general election, Peter Lilley of the Conservative Party was elected.
It is within the Hitchin and Harpenden constituency for representation in the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Hailstones over 4 inches in diameter were reported The town flourished on the wool trade, and located near the Icknield Way and by the 17th century Hitchin was a staging post for coaches coming from London.
By the middle of the 19th century the railway had arrived, and with it a new way of life for Hitchin.
During the laying of a new floor in the church in 1911, foundations of a more ancient church building were found.
In form, they appear to be a basilican church of a 7th-century type, with a later enlarged chancel and transepts, perhaps added in the 10th century.
Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery (about to open Summer 2017) has an extensive collection that tells the story of the town's social history and of the rural industries that contributed to its prosperity.